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Unformatted text preview: can alter allele frequencies. 3. “No mutations”: Mutations are the alteration of chromosomes by introducing, removing, or changing alleles; mutations modify the gene pool in a population. 4. “Random mating”: The mixing of gametes cannot occur if individuals always choose mates with certain genotypes. 5. “No natural selection”: Allele frequencies will be altered if individuals with different genotypes are more fit, with better survival and reproductive success, than others. This state of equilibrium is rarely seen in nature, if at all. Populations that have an extremely slow rate of evolution appear to be at equilibrium....
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This homework help was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course BIOL 152 taught by Professor Schnurr/vawter during the Spring '08 term at Wells.
- Spring '08